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Researchers Use Google to Find Chickenpox Seasons

The virus has been found to peak during the spring.
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Conclusion: Our data suggest that VZV is circulating in DRC, and seropositivity is low among children 6–59 months. Seropositivity increased with age and varied by other sociodemographic factors, such as geographic location. This study provides the first nationally representative estimates of VZV infection among children in the DRC.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
We report the first application of ultra-deep sequencing (UDS) to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) genotypic antiviral testing in a case of acyclovir-resistant VZV infection initially detected by Sanger sequencing within a deeply immunocompromised heart transplant recipient. As added-value compared to Sanger analysis, UDS revealed complex dynamics of viral population under antiviral pressure. Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a ubiquitous human herpesvirus affecting populations worldwide. VZV is commonly acquired in youth whose primary infection usually manifests as benign varicella (chickenpox). After the initial infection, the...
Source: Antiviral Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Antiviral Res Source Type: research
Title: What to Do if Your Child Has ChickenpoxCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/8/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM
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The unnamed patient, who was treated at the Princess Royal University Hospital in London, had already battled the contagious bug as a child before contracting it again nine decades later.
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SHINGLES causes painful symptoms and complications in older people, however getting the vaccine could protect you.
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Conclusions:Varicella vaccination is not cost ‑effective in Iran in one‑dose and two‑dose scenario under the assumptions of this study in base case scenario according to the threshold of incremental cost per DALY averted less than three time of GDP per capita in Iran = US$ 14,292.One ‑dose vaccination program might be cost‑effective in upper scenario of epidemiological burden of varicella in sensitivity analysis.Keywords:Chicken pox, children, cost ‑effectiveness, Iran, varicella vaccination, varicella zostervirus
Source: International Journal of Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
This study may provide new insight into the attenuating mutations associated with in vitro passaging of VZV. PMID: 29242077 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Virus Research - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Virus Res Source Type: research
View Original Article Here: How Long Does Shingles Last In The Elderly? Shingles is a viral infection that follows a varicella-zoster infection, although it can take decades for symptoms of the secondary disease to emerge. The condition presents as a painful and blistering rash, but it is not life-threatening. According to the Center for Disease Control, there are nearly one million cases in the United States each year, and almost half of those cases are in older adults over age 60. Some people only see one instance of the illness, while others have recurring symptoms, but 30 percent of Americans will develop shingles at s...
Source: Shield My Senior - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Senior Safety Source Type: blogs
QuickStats: Percentage of Children Aged 4-17 Years Who Had Ever Had Varicella (Chickenpox),* by Age Group - National Health Interview Survey, 2007-2016†. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2017 Dec 08;66(48):1337 Authors: Abstract During 2007-2016, the percentage of children aged 4-17 years who had ever had chickenpox decreased among both younger children (aged 4-11 years) and older children (aged 12-17 years). Among younger children, the percentage of children who had ever had chickenpox declined by 73.9%, from 16.1% in 2007 to 4.2% in 2016. Among older children the percentage who had ever had chicke...
Source: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkl... - Category: Epidemiology Tags: MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep Source Type: research
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Source Type: news
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